LONE GROVE — Softball is a funny old game sometimes.

LONE GROVE — Softball is a funny old game sometimes.

Less than a week ago, the Lone Grove Lady Horns were right in the middle of a logjam in district 4A-3 sitting in second place with Sulphur and Plainview close behind.

After Tuesday, it’s everyone else that’s now looking up at Lone Grove.

Fueled by a pair of three-run innings, the Lady Horns managed to shutout Byng for a season sweep at Glenn Wendt Field, moving them to first place in district 4A-3 at 6-1.

Logan Graves got the scoring started in the bottom of the first with an RBI single to center, before Abbi Atkinson slapped a two-RBI double to right field, making it 3-0.

Males McMurtrey then made it 4-0 in the second with a fielder’s choice RBI.

Mariah Moiser scored on an error in the bottom of the third to make it 5-0, before Maci McMurtrey made it 6-0 with an RBI single. 

Both Malea and Maci had RBI singles in the bottom of the fifth with Maci scoring to make it 9-0.

Emmy Guthrie got the win on the mound, throwing a complete game effort. She allowed just three hits with eight strikeouts. 

Malea McMurtrey and Abbi Atkinson both went 3-for-4 at the plate on the day for Lone Grove.

Emily Burns went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, while Paige Anderson was 1-for-3 with two runs scored as well.

Mariah Moiser also scored two runs in the game for Lone Grove.

Maci McMurtey was 2-for-4 in the game with a run scored.

Logan Graves went 1-for-3 in the game for the Lady Horns.

Lone Grove (11-4, 6-1) is in action at 5 p.m. Thursday at Durant. 

District play will resume next Tuesday against Ada, before the Lady Horns will look to defend their LCC conference tournament title at Plainview.